ApraxiaVerbal apraxia; Dyspraxia; Speech disorder - apraxia; Childhood apraxia of speech; Apraxia of speech; Acquired apraxia
Apraxia is a disorder of the brain and nervous system in which a person is unable to perform tasks or movements when asked, even though:
- The request or command is understood
- They are willing to perform the task
- The muscles needed to perform the task work properly
- The task may have already been learned
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